885. Lift Up Your Heads

1 Lift up your heads, O mighty gates;
Behold the King of glory waits!
The King of kings is drawing near;
The Savior of the world is here.

2 O blest the land, the city blest,
Where Christ the ruler is confessed!
O happy hearts and happy homes
To whom this King of triumph comes!

3 Fling wide the portals of your heart;
Make it a temple, set apart
From earthly use for heav'n's employ,
Adorned with prayer and love and joy.

4 Redeemer, come! I open wide
My heart to you: here, Lord, abide!
Let me your inner presence feel:
Your grace and love in me reveal.

5 So come, my Sov'reign, enter in!
Let new and nobler life begin;
Your Holy Spirit guide us on,
Until the glorious crown be won.

Text Information
First Line: Lift up your heads, O mighty gates
Title: Lift Up Your Heads
Author: Georg Weissel, 1590-1635
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Second Coming
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Musica Sacra...Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes and Chants, Bath, c. 1788

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